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CONTENTS                          xi

CHAPTER  LXI

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LITERATURE AND ARCHITECTURE UNDER THE MONGOLS                      225

The Historians of the Early Mongol Period — The Later
Historians — Yakut, the Geographer — Nasir-u-Din, the Philosopher
and Man of Science— The Sufis or Mystics — Jalal-u-Din, Rumi
— Sadi— Hafiz — Jami — The Tomb of Khudabanda at Sultania —
The Shrine of the Imam Riza— The Mosque of Gauhar Shad —
The Madrasa at Khargird — The Mahun Shrine.

CHAPTER LXII

THE RISE OF THE SAFAVI DYNASTY       ....    240

The Ancestors of the Safavi Dynasty — Ismail, the Founder of
the Dynasty, A.H. 905-930 (1499-1524) — The Defeat of the Uzbegs
by Shah Ismail, A.H. 916 (1510)— Shah Ismail and Baber — The
Final Defeat of Baber by the Uzbegs, A.H. 918 (1512) — The
Campaign of Selim the Grim, A.H. 920 (1514) — The Death of Shah
Ismail and his Character — Tahmasp, A.H. 930-984 (1524-1576) —
Tphe Invasions of Persia by Sulayman the Magnificent — The Fugi-
tive Emperor Humayun — The Rebellion of Ilkhas Mirxa, A.H.
954-955 (1547-1548) — The Perso-Turkish Treaty of Peace, A.H.
962 (1555) — The Betrayal of Bayazid, son of Sulayman — The
Embassies of Anthony Jenkinson to Bokhara and Persia» A.D.
1558-1563 — An Account of Persia by D'Alessandri, A.D. 1571 —
Ismail II,, A.H. 984 (1576) — Mohamed Khudabanda, A.H. 985

CHAPTER LXIII

SHAH ABBAS THE GREAT             .             .             .             .             ,256

Shah Abbas I., A.H. 985-1038 (1587-1629)— The Turkish,
Invasion, A.H. 995-998 (158 7-1 590) — The Uzbeg Invasions — The
Temporary Abdication, A.H. 1000 (1591) — The Arrival in Persia
of the Sherley Brothers, A.D. 1598 — The Reorganization of the
Persian Army — The Formation of the Shah Savan Tribe— Sir
Anthony Sherley as Ambassador — The Successful Campaigns
against Turkey, A.H. 1011-1036 (1602-1627) — The Embassies
of Sir Robert Sherley — The Administrative Genius of Shah Abbas
— His Encouragement of Pilgrimages — His Domestic Life — His
Death and Character,

CHAPTER LXIV
THE STRUGGLE FOR ASCJ^DANCY IN THE PERSIAN GULF                  269
The Effect on History of Rounding the Cape of Good Hope
— The Importance of Hormuz — The First Portuguese Expedition